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Sun. 19 Feb, 2017 - Sat. 25 Feb, 2017

Sun. 19 Feb, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Mon. 20 Feb, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 21 Feb, 2017

Knox County Farmers Breakfast (Tue. 21 Feb, 2017 8:00 am)

Please join us for farm and agricultural discussions. Monthly meetings are as follows:


February 21– Grain Aeration– Custom Agri Systems


March 21– Drones in Agriculture– OSU Extension


April 18 Top 10 Farming Apps– Ag Info Tech


May 16Social– Review of the Planting Season


June 20 Manure Application


July 18- Biosecurity


August 15– Cover Crop Uses and Benefits


September 19– Woodland Management 


October 17– Social– Review of the harvest


November 21– Agricultural Easements


















Adult Book Discussion "The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell (Tue. 21 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

An inside look at ‘Mayflower Mayhem’ could describe “The Wordy Shipmates,” a novel by author and radio personality Sarah Vowell, that will be the focus of the adult book discussion on Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.


The New York Post described “The Wordy Shipmates,” as “a meditation on the Puritans who colonized Massachusetts, Vowell lays out her familiar template – serious research delivered with irreverence.”


The novel opens with a sermon delivered in 1630 by Reverend John Cotton in Southampton, England, where 700 people are gathered to set sail for New England aboard the Arabella. Among this throng is John Winthrop, whose writings will shortly become the centerpiece of the book. Vowell writes of Cotton that “here is the smartest man in England,” adding, “Getting him to bless the send-off would be like scoring Nelson Mandela to deliver the commencement address at the neighbor kid’s eight grade graduation.”


Vowell’s chief interest is the ideology of the puritans, and to that end she pored over Winthrop’s sermons, journals and letters to gain an understanding of the settlers first years in Massachusetts.


Vowell also explores the creation of Harvard, “so their future clergymen could receive proper theological training.” Early on it becomes apparent that the centerpiece of the book is John Winthrop’s sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” supposedly delivered on the Arabella mid-voyage. Of particular interest to Vowell is the line that Massachusetts should be “as a city upon a hill.”


The rest of “The Wordy Shipmates” is an often entertaining, windy discourse with frequent tangents into pop culture, macabre judicial punishments and first person reportage. As with her previous effort at amateur history, “Assassination Vacation,” the main character turns out not to be Winthrop – or Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island or Anne Hutchinson – but Vowell herself.


The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A copy of the book donated by the Friends of the Library will be given away as a door prize.


Copies of the book are available for checkout at the main library or can be requested at any branch location or can be purchased at area bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].


Fly Fishing Series (Tue. 21 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Learn the basics of fly fishing and where to use your new skills in central Ohio.  Graham Stokes will lead this exciting program.  The dates listed below are a series of connected classes; the program begins on February 7 and ends on February 28, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of these dates!  Program begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28

Wed. 22 Feb, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 23 Feb, 2017

CHAUTAUQUA - Eliza Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton's wife) (Thu. 23 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

FEBRUARY 23 – Amy K. Stoner as Eliza Hamilton (Wife of Alexander Hamilton)


Opener – Old Time Music with JMJ Crescent


 With financial support from the Ariel Foundation:

Chautauqua/Lyceum Series (11th Season)

2017 Schedule

All Productions are on a DONATION BASIS on THURSDAYS at 7 PM at [email protected] (120 S. Main St., Mt. Vernon)

11th season of the only monthly Chautauqua in the United States

Cost of admission – donation basis


For more information visit www.elixirpresents.com  or contact Mike Petee at [email protected]  and to be added to gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program or call 740-392-6102.

Fri. 24 Feb, 2017

Distinguished Young Women of Ohio (Fri. 24 Feb, 2017 8:00 pm)

First night of state preliminaries for the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Class of 2017.  

Sat. 25 Feb, 2017

8th Annual Goat Banquet (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The 2017 Knox County Goat Association Goat Banquet Saturday, Feb 25th, at Kenyon Colleges Pierce Hall Alumni Dining Room, which is located in the basement of Pierce Hall, 201 College Park Avenue, Gambier, OH 43022. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. the meal will be served at 5:30At 6:00 the 2016 Goat Ambassador will share with us about the past year followed by this years’ service award. The main event this year will be a presentation from Clint LeVan of the Harvest @ the Woodward.

Clint’s presentation will be about "Buying Local”. Clint LeVan is store manager of Harvest at the Woodward, which opened in 2012. He is also one of the county's biggest promoters of goat products, besides the Knox County Goat Association of course. In his store you can find goat meat, goat milk, goat cheese, and goat milk fudge, among the locally grown and produced Non-GMO foods and products from local farms across Central Ohio.

The Knox County Goat Association Goat Banquet started in 2010 with their first speaker Author and Agri Dynamics founder Jerry Brunetti. There have been many notable and outstanding speakers such as marketing expert Vernon Bewley, organic farmer Eric Helt and cheesemaker Del Burkholder. Dinner this year will include Pulled Goat Meat Sandwiches, Green Beans with Smoked Goat Meat, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, and Assorted Desserts. 

The Knox County Goat Association was formed November 2001 by several Knox County goat breeders and owners. The Mission of Knox County Goat Association is to support the goat shows at the Knox County Fair and educate the public about goats. Meetings are held 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Knox County OSU extension office located at 160 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH.

Tickets are $15, kids 12 and younger $5. Contact the Knox County Goat Association for ticket information at (740)263-7887 or email [email protected].

FFA Donkey Basketball (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

FFA Donkey Basketball.  Fredericktown FFA vs. Fredericktown Pastors and Fredericktown Fire Department.  Advanced tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, Feb. 21st at FHS or Aunt Ruth's Attic until Noon on Friday, Feb. 24th.  Advanced tickets are $6, kids 5 and under are Free. Tickets at the door are $8.  Bring the whole family out for a fun night and see the World Famous Buckeye Donkey Ball Donkeys.  Held in the old Fredericktown High School gymnasium, currently the Fredericktown Board of Education.

OBPC presents...Family Game and Movie Night! (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Orange Barrel Production Company is hosting it's first Family Game & Movie Night!

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Cost: FREE!
Location: MVDC Great Room Theater - 1250 Vernon View Drive, Mt. Vernon OH Admission Building. (First bldg. on the right at the top of the hill)

Game hour from 6:30-7:30 (bring your favorite board game to share)  OBPC will be hosting BINGO for those interested.

Movie: Singing in the Rain will begin at 7:40 and the movie will be projected on the BIG OBPC screen (24 feet wide!)

What do YOU need to bring:
* picnic blanket and pillows. Those will be allowed closet to the screen
* Lawn chairs for comfortable seating. Those will fall in behind the blanket area.
* A picnic dinner for your family and or QUIET movies snacks for your family
* Non-colored drinks for your family.
* Attentive attitude when the movie begins :) Meaning - being quiet and helping your "littles" be quiet or taking them out to the hall so ALL can enjoy the movie!

Hope to see you there!

Distinguished Young Women of Ohio (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

Final night of the state preliminary to the national program for the Class of 2017.

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